Marilyn Nelson

 
Poet Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of twelve books and three chapbooks. Her book The Homeplace won the 1992 Annisfield-Wolf Award and was a finalist for the 1991 National Book Award. The Fields Of Praise: New And Selected Poems won the 1998 Poets' Prize and was a finalist for the 1997 National Book Award, the PEN Winship Award, and the Lenore Marshall Prize. Carver: A Life In Poems won the 2001 Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award, a Newbery Honor Book, and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Fortune's Bones was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. A Wreath For Emmett Till won the 2005 Boston Globe—Horn Book Award and was a 2006 Coretta Scott King Honor Book, a 2006 Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and a 2006 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book. The Cachoeira Tales And Other Poems won the L.E. Phillabaum Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her honors include two NEA creative writing fellowships, the 1990 Connecticut Arts Award, an A.C.L.S. Contemplative Practices Fellowship, a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, three honorary doctorates, and a fellowship from the J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Nelson is a professor emerita of English at the University of Connecticut; founder and director of Soul Mountain Retreat, a small writers' colony; and the former (2001—2006) Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut.

BIOS
www.blueflowerarts.com/mnelson.html
www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/97
www.boydsmillspress.com/contributors/contributors/nelson_marilyn.html

INTERVIEWS
www.nationalbook.org/authorsguide_mnelson.html
www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/authors/experts/nelson.asp
www.teachingbooks.net/content/Nelson_qu.pdf
www.teachingk-8.com/

TEACHERS’ GUIDES
www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/readers_guides/nelson_wreath.shtml

VIDEOS
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYp2B9p3wkE&mode=related&search=
www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9ayD5RNfRk
www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=3560
Entretien avec Marilyn Nelson, Poète lauréate du Connecticut
http://www.canalu.tv/producteurs/vo_universite_toulouse_le_mirail/dossier_programmes/anglais/
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L'histoire Afro-Américaine à travers la poésie de Marilyn Nelson
http://www.canalu.tv/producteurs/vo_universite_toulouse_le_mirail/dossier_programmes/anglais/
l_histoire_afro_americaine_a_travers_la_poesie_de_marilyn_nelson

AUDIO FILES
www.pluggd.tv/audio/channels/thelumberyardjournals_podcast/episodes/26g2b
www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v4n1/previous.htm
www.cortlandreview.com/issue/9/nelson9.htm
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4818586
www.flogris.org/exhibitions/2006/06VenturePoems.html
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9184608
www.poetryfoundation.org/audio/PoetryFoundation.orgPodcast.04.18.06.mp3

SOUL MOUNTAIN RETREAT
www.soulmountainretreat.com
query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D02E7D71039F93AA35752C0A9639C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewan...
findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HST/is_2_7/ai_n12937385
korepress.blogspot.com/2006/11/room-of-ones-own.html

CONTROVERSY
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9184608
blogs.edweek.org/teachers/webwatch/2007/03/poetic_justice.html
cooljustice.blogspot.com/2007/03/firing-teachers-who-encourage-students.html

CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
www.contemplativemind.org/programs/academic/nelson-fruit-of-silence.pdf
(last updated ca. 2003) www.sp.uconn.edu/~mnelson/
www.tricycle.com/issues/tricycle/11_2/feature/840-1.html
www.wccm.org/
www.osb.org/gen/rule.html
www.swamij.com/maranatha.htm
www.upanishad.org/wccm/arche.htm



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